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Diabetes Education Center
300 Stafford Street, Suite 253, Springfield, MA 01104
Toll Free - 877-567-5468

The staff of the Diabetes Education Center: (from left to right) Patricia Moriarty, RN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Roberta Ruland, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Educator, Maureen Gallant, RN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Mary Anne Sopelak, MS, RD, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator/Registered Dietitian.
The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center brings the latest in diabetes self management education to the residents of Western Massachusetts.

The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. It meets the National Standards of Excellence in diabetes education.


The goal of the Diabetes Education Center is to improve the health and well-being of adults who have diabetes. Services are provided by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE's) who are registered nurses and registered dietitians who have special training and experience in caring for people with diabetes. Diabetes education focuses on seven self-care behaviors for improved health status and greater quality of life.

The AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors are:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Problem solving
  • Healthy coping
  • Reducing risks


The Center offers a wide variety of programs/classes to promote healthy living for adults with diabetes. Specialized services, available upon referral include:
  • Comprehensive diabetes self management education (DSME)
  • Medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
  • Individual consultations
  • Management of gestational diabetes
  • Management of pregnancy complicated by diabetes
  • Community education

Day and early evening appointments are available.

File Attachments
Diabetes Education Brochure.pdf
For more information please feel free to contact us.

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